Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
God, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the deer’s;
he makes me tread on my high places.
Have you been following along with the I Am Strong devotional? I just started working through mine this week and I already love it! I love how Wilna talks about God giving us strength through hard situations in the second day’s devo. The AMP version of this verse refers to God as “my personal bravery”, how cool is that??
In the face of destruction and confusion, Habakkuk still chooses to hope in the Lord, to praise His name, and to find strength in the Lord. He makes us brave and gives us the strength to face each day. It gives me so much courage to just know that I’m not alone in hard situations. If God is by my side, then certainly I can do anything!
What an image – even in the face of absolute loss, to praise the name of the Lord and to press on with great courage. He makes us strong and brave, not because we are already strong or brave on our own, but because He is strong and He is with us. He is our strength and our courage. Surely we can always be strong enough and brave enough to face the day if He is always the strength and courage flowing through our veins. When we rely on Him, He is always more than enough.
I kept it extra simple for this entry with the Illustrated Faith pen and paints. I’ve been loving watering them down and mixing them to make so many different colors! They are so vibrant and fun, I love it!